Passion for community engagement leads Islamic school founder to earn UofL doctorate


Whether she knew at the time or not, Norma Nangju’s path to community-engaged research began in middle school and led her to earn a doctor of education in educational leadership and organizational development. She will be honored with the Blake Haselton Community Change Agent award as part of Spring 2024 Commencement.



Pathways & Purpose - Spring 2024

We're pleased to share the inaugural issue of Pathways & Purpose, a quarterly magazine of the UofL College of Education & Human Development! We hope this new publication will connect and inspire our entire community — alumni and supporters, current and prospective students, faculty and staff, and partners and stakeholders.

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Leading & learning across miles

 Twenty years in the military and another ten in corporate human resources might have some thinking about slowing down. Not Raphael Garcia Jr., a U.S. Air Force veteran who decided to capitalize on his experience and further his education to determine his next chapter. Garcia chose to pursue UofL’s MS in Human Resources & Organization Development (HROD).

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CEHD Spotlight | Celebrating May 2024 graduates

CEHD Stories | Passion for community engagement leads Islamic school founder to earn UofL doctorate 

CEHD Stories | Fulbright Award allows professor to promote improved HIV care in Brazil

CEHD Stories | Mental toughness & injury prevention 

CEHD Stories | Exploring all the options 

CEHD Stories | Leading & learning across miles 

CEHD Stories | Finding her spark: Flor Ramos’s journey to teaching

CEHD Stories | Former firefighter blazes a path for leaders in healthcare


UofL News | Graduating student, Valissa White: ‘Growth Is Optional’

CEHD Stories | Kristin McGee, 2023 CEHD banner bearer

UofL News | Scholars citing racial effects of university funding cuts win Grawemeyer education prize

CEHD Stories | Breaking barriers and building bridges through global sport mentoring

CEHD Stories | Dancing beyond the classroom

Alumni Awards | 2023 College of Education and Human Development Alumni Fellow - Wade Houston

CEHD Stories | MTRP celebrates the past and future with two events

CEHD Stories | CEHD student to ‘UofL Night’ coordinator at Slugger Field

Alumni Q&A | CEHD Alumni’s journey to pediatric health leader at Norton

CEHD Stories | CEHD welcomes four alumni as new affiliate faculty in educational leadership

CEHD Spotlight | 2023-24 CEHD Staff Association Leadership

CEHD Stories | 69 CEHD Faculty and Staff receive 'Student Champion’ recognition

CEHD Stories | MTRP welcomes new coordinator and celebrates 38 years

UofL News | JCPS educator credits career success to UofL programs

CEHD Stories | Education beyond borders: 2023 summer travel concludes with three international learning experiences

UofL News | Cardinal Leadership Institute fuels employee success

Alumni Q&A |  From Education to Arts: One Alumni’s journey to Inaugural Director of DEI for Kentucky Performing Arts

UofL News | UofL, JCPS celebrate 2023 Louisville Teacher Residency graduates

UofL News | UofL, Student Recreation Center recognized nationally for wellness efforts

CEHD Stories | Neel Patel, 2023 CEHD banner bearer: From small town to outstanding student

UofL News | Erika Glenn, Graduating at the speed of life

CEHD Stories | CEHD Moves up 19 Spots in U.S. News Best Education Schools Rankings

UofL News | Margaret Pentecost receives George J. Howe Distinguished Staff Award

Faculty Spotlight | Celebrating CEHD Faculty, Caroline Sheffield, for Fulbright Award to Latvia

CEHD Stories | Triumph over Tragedy: CEHD Student's Inspiring Journey from Fentanyl Addiction to Graduation

Faculty Spotlight | Celebrating CEHD Faculty, Casey George, for research project with the U.S. Army

Alumni Q&A | CEHD Alumni hosts a unique book drive for local teens in foster care

Alumni Q&A | DEI Leadership Manager explores culture and community as part of her journey

Faculty Spotlight | Celebrating CEHD Faculty, Ginevra Courtade, for leadership and advocacy in rural special education

CEHD Stories | UofL to receive funding for new project focused on improving reading skills in Kentucky

CEHD Stories | Journey to Reggio Emilia: Students travel to Italy to learn about a child-centered curriculum approach to early childhood education

UofL News | CEHD Alumni Q&A: UofL’s new Women’s Center director, building coalitions for gender equity

UofL News | Two U.S. Army colonels are first women in UofL fellow program

CEHD Stories | 2023 Grawemeyer Award in Education to speak on Belknap Campus

UofL OCM | Changing how the world works (Here & Beyond Hero)

Faculty Spotlight | Celebrating CEHD Faculty, Terry Scott, for outstanding leadership in emotional and behavioral disorders 

CEHD Stories | Siblings Amy Lingo and John Shearer meet the first recipient of a scholarship that honors their parents

Alumni Q&A | CEHD Alumni chases questions to open dialogue around sport ecology

CEHD Stories | Researching for the stars: HSS students experience Paris as part of NASA grant research

CEHD Stories | Dean Lingo appointed to Educational Professional Standards Board by Governor Beshear

UofL News | UofL College of Education & Human Development, School of Medicine launch new master’s degree in health professions education

CEHD Stories | New MTRP Director, Whitney Taylor, leads with enthusiasm

Alumni Q&A | CEHD Alumni and Louisville Urban League CEO is expanding territories and communities

Alumni Q&A | Local math teacher and CEHD alumni selected as Teacher of the Year


UofL News | Former pro athlete scores goal of helping others grasp finance

CEHD Stories | Jose Najera awarded for service and leadership to country, community, and university at December commencement

CEHD Stories | Jasmine Ayers, 2022 CEHD outstanding student and banner bearer, will graduate with mother at December commencement

CEHD Stories | Graduating HSS student Sierra Meza says her first class at UofL inspired her enthusiasm for physical therapy

Grawemeyer Awards | 2023 Education Recipient (Jennifer Morton)

UofL News | After more than 20 years, this UofL grad made a longtime goal reality

CEHD Stories | How one UofL professor dances with numbers to champion social justice

UofL Advancement Office | A lifetime of influence

Inside Higher Ed | When to Outsource Online Learning, and When Not To

CEHD Stories | Former UofL cheerleader returns to reach the top of her career

Cision PRWeb | UofL research links biological data to workplace factors that can cause chronic disease risk in employees

UPCEA | In-House or Outsource? UPCEA/University of Louisville study explores factors at play in deciding to work with an OPM

CEHD Stories | Healthcare professional at Humana finds freedom in the HCL Program

Louisville Alumni | CEHD 2022 Alumni Fellow: Awab Habib

UofL News | Discovering the art of healing

UofL News | UofL employee launches equine therapy organization


CEHD Stories | CEHD doctoral student pursues degree

CEHD Stories | CEHD Outstanding Graduating Student Reflects

CEHD Stories | CEHD Alumni Finds Success in the WNBA

CEHD Stories | Interview with Dr. Rita Gilbert Greer

CEHD Stories | CEHD and Pepsi Stronger Together Partnership

CEHD Stories | Dr. Brad Shuck Receives Multiple Awards

CEHD Stories | Cardinal Success Program Moves to Telehealth

UofL HSC | CEHD Invited to Participate in LIAM Initiative

CEHD Stories | CEHD Alumnus Named Principal

Bernheim Forest | CEHD Faculty Partner with Bernheim Forest and the "Children at Play Network"

CEHD Stories | Two Students Selected as 2021 Holmes Scholars

CEHD Stories | Dr. David Rouffett Recognized for Work

CEHD Stories | CEHD Welcomes COL Charles Luke

CEHD Stories | Student Voices: Jessica Jackson


Grawemeyer | 2020 Grawemeyer Award in Education

CEHD Stories | Courtade Receives $2 Million Grant

CEHD Stories | Robert Named 2020 Nystrand-Offutt Scholar

CEHD Stories | Washington Keynote Speaker at UNI Summit Teacher


UofL | Leach and Brydon-Miller Receive Fellowship

ASCD | Landrum Publishes Article

CEHD Stories | Alagaraja Named Editor of HRDR

The San Diego Union Tribune | Guskey Quoted in The San Diego Union-Tribune

CEHD Stories | Sun Receives ASHE Award

UofL News | UofL and CEHD Selected for CPAE Award

Information Age Publishing | Bergman Publishes Book